Chelsea are eager to close a deal with striker Nicolas Anelka.

The Times says the France forward has agreed the terms of a new three-year deal worth £100,000 a week that he will sign before meeting up with Raymond Domenech's World Cup squad.

Anelka, 31, has been a valuable member of Carlo Ancelotti's side this season, scoring 15 goals from a deep lying position and leading the line in the absence of Didier Drogba, and his new contract means he is likely to end his career at the club he joined from Bolton Wanderers 2½ years ago.